Santhana Velupillai

Director, NMR Facility
W184 CB
  • B. Sc., MDT Hindu College, Tamil Nadu, India (1981)
  • M. Sc., The American College, Tamil Nadu, India (1983)
  • Ph. D., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1990)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside (1991-1994), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (1995-1996)
Research Interests: 

Solution- and Solid-State NMR spectroscopy of Chemical and Biological Materials, Structural Biology, Bimolecular Structure and Dynamics, Structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins, Medicinal chemistry, Metabolomics, NMR education

Other Interests:

Alternative energy, Photovoltaics, Data networking, Sociology, K-12 Education

Recent Publications: 

46. S.M. Oburn, D. C. Swenson, S. V. Santhana Mariappan and L. R. MacGillivray, "Supramolecular construction of an aldehyde-cyclobutane via the solid state: Combining reversible imine formation and metal-organic self assembly", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 8452-8454.

45.  A. J. E. Duncan, R. L. Dudovitz, S. J. Dudovitz, J. Stojakovic, S. V. Santhana Mariappan and L. R. MacGillivray, “Quantitative and Regiocontrolled Cross-photocycloaddition of the Anticancer Drug 5-fluorouracil Achieved in a Cocrystal”, Chem. Comm. 2016, 52, 13109-13111.

44.  A. I. Lansakara, S. V. Santhana Mariappan and F. C. Pigge, “Alkylidene dihydropyridines as synthetic intermediates: Model Studies toward the Synthesis of the Bis(piperidine) Alkaloid Xestoproxamine C”, J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81, 10266-10278.

43.  O. Wangpradit, A. Rahaman, S. V. Santhana Mariappan, G. R. Buettner, L. W. Robertson and G. Luthe, "Breaking the dogma: PCB-derived semi-quinone free radicals do not form covalent adducts with DNA, GSH, and amino acids", Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2016, 23, 2138-2147.

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